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A+ Texarkana Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Texarkana Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Texas
8416% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Texarkana cost of living
F Texarkana Crime Total crime is 100% higher than Texas
Total crime
5,566116% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18116% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Texarkana crime
D- Texarkana Employment Household income is 29% lower than Texas
Median household income
$39,02629% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,23815% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
Texarkana employment
F Texarkana Housing Home value is 19% lower than Texas
Median home value
$115,30038% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$70426% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Texarkana real estate or Texarkana rentals
A Texarkana Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
69%41% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Texarkana K-12 schools or Texarkana colleges

Living in Texarkana, TX

Texarkana, Texas is a mid-sized city with a population of 37,389 people. Texarkana is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (56%) and Black or African American (37%). Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Texarkana is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 15 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Texarkana, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Texarkana, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment and more.

With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Texarkana is ranked #11,084 in the United States and #1,226 in Texas. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Texarkana ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-), weather (B) and education (A). On a more negative note, Texarkana does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Texarkana, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Texarkana are 69%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Texarkana. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Texarkana are affordable. The median home price for Texarkana homes is $115,300, which is 19.2% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Texarkana, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 15.4% higher than the Texas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Texarkana area were 1.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 0.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Small Town In Big Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas and that's true to a degree, but living in Texarkana, Texas I can attest that there are still small humble places in existence there. The sun is still gigantic in Texarkana though and so are people's hearts. The weather is usually beautiful which is fortunate because there is not an overwhelming amount of places to visit. However there are a few worthwhile places such as the Museum of Regional History and especially if you have children, check out Discovery Place.

Texarkana is a great place to live if you are interested in minding your own business. The cost of living is lower than average and the graduation rate is high, but crime is also surprisingly high. Housing can be expensive and careers can be difficult to obtain, so working from home would be wise to do if possible. There is the random tumbleweed moseying through, but much of the scenery is lovely to check out.
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